The Grape Varieties

Champagne is made of 3 grapes:  2 red and 1 white variety. The grapes are pressed very gently so that the resulting juice is white. It is established by law that Champagne can only be made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Those three grapes are found to offer the required qualities namely a good balance of sugar and acidity, rich and subtle taste and a good development of effervescence.